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    Well, a couple of things. First, if you're going to get a 9100, get the (nVidia) Ti4200 $120usd, if you're going to spend extra cash beyond the Ti4200, dont get the (Nvidia) FX5600 as they have been proven slower than Ti4200 is reviews. Go with the (Radeon) 9600 Pro, for about $175usd, it's a damn nice card. My :2cents: , : peace2: Mista K6
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    I would have to agree with Mista K6 ! Go for a ti4200 or 9600Pro (9500 Pro is awesome too).
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    5600 Ultra is as fast as the Ti's.

    Sapphire 9600 Pros are $150 on newegg.

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    but 9100 is like 80 bux, so it wins :)
    BTW is 9100 an 8x card???every description i looked at didnt mention if its 4or8x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    5600 Ultra is as fast as the Ti's.

    Sapphire 9600 Pros are 0 on newegg.
    Yep soul is right, a fx5600 is as fast as a ti4200. It just has an extra feature.
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    The difference between pro and non pro is the core speed as well as memory. Be careful with 9100's, more than some have really slow memory and compatability/odd problems. This model is not even refered to on ati's site. ati site

    And I understand your budget concerns. I would recomend a radeon 9000pro 128mb 4x agp.(make sure the speeds are 275/275) No compatability or odd problems with this one. And should be the same price. And is actively cooled. And that's full dx 8.1 support not 8.
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    I would recommend the FX 5200 Ultra over the 9000.....its faster and has DX9 support....

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    IMHO, unless you have a TNT2 or an early GeForce 2, it aint worth it to spend the $80. Spend $120 and get a Ti4200, otherwise I think you'll be disappointed with the lack of performance increase from the other cards. : peace2: Mista K6
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    oh great...now i feel good. atleast i m not the only one who is confused by all those jargons but even after reading the thread, i still need help :(
    i read 8500 is faster than 9100????? wtf happened to the numbers? 8500 has to be slower than 9100...after all it has a smaller number against its name.
    well guys...now u know how i think about video cards :confused:
    can i get a link where all this is arranged in a tabular format that this card is faster than that one and if it compares ATI cards against NVIDIA too...then it will be an icing on cake.
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    I think they intentionally do it to confuse people ....you would have to be a graphics card junkie to keep them all strait, all the time

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